Café Crème is quarried from a bedrock quarry in India. The color can migrate from a lighter to a darker tone depending on if it was extracted from a higher or lower part of the quarry. Additionally, slight movement is common in this granite. The cream background sets off the carmel tones and garnets throughout the stone. The concentration of garnets will vary from shipment to shipment. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.